Jacintha - Lush Life (2LP, 45 & 33 RPM)
Jacintha - Lush Life (2LP, 45 & 33 RPM)
Jacintha - Lush Life (2LP, 45 & 33 RPM)
Jacintha - Lush Life (2LP, 45 & 33 RPM)
Jacintha - Lush Life (2LP, 45 & 33 RPM)
Jacintha - Lush Life (2LP, 45 & 33 RPM)
Jacintha - Lush Life (2LP, 45 & 33 RPM)
Jacintha - Lush Life (2LP, 45 & 33 RPM)

Jacintha - Lush Life (2LP, 45 & 33 RPM)

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Jacintha, vocals [click here to see more vinyl featuring Jacintha]

Peggy Baldwin, celli

Rudy Stein, celli

Susan Chatman, violin

Norman Hughes, violin

Gina Kronstadt, violin

John Wittenberg, violin

Renita Koven, viola

Virginia Frazier, viola

Amy Shulman, harp

Frank Marocco, accordion

Dmitri Matheny, flugelhorn

Anthony Wilson, guitar

Darek Oles, bass

Bill Cunliffe, piano

Jo La Barbera, drums


2 LP, gatefold jacket

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 45RPM (Side C & D) & 33RPM (Side A & B)

Size : 12”



Record Press : unspecified

Label : Groove Note

Original Label : Groove Note

Recorded at Ocean Way Recording

Engineered by Michael C. Ross

Produced by Joe Harley

Mastered by Bernie Grundman

Released in 2001



Side A :

  1. The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
  2. Black Coffee
  3. Summertime
  4. Lush Life

Side B :

  1. Manha de Carneval
  2. The Shadow Of Your Smile
  3. When We Were Young
  4. September Song
  5. Harlem Nocturne
  6. Smile

 Side C:

  1. Harlem nocturne

Side D:

  1. Boulevard of broken dreams
  2. Black coffee


Reviews :

"This is Jacintha's third album for Groove Note, and her first with strings. Very popular in her native Singapore, she's beginning to get a worldwide reputation, and this release demonstrates why: Her voice is lovely, with clear diction and expressive, naturalistic phrasing. She draws the listener into a warm intimacy from the first track, "The Boulevard of Broken Dreams," a rarely covered and beautiful song with the perfect "rainy night in Paris" ambience supplied by Frank Marocco on accordion. Other highlights include a bluesy but refreshingly non-wailing "Black Coffee," with a fine, understated solo by Bill Cunliffe on piano; he's also good on the silky bossa "Manha de Carneval," where Anthony Wilson's melodic plucking contrasts nicely with the smoothness of the strings. Another unusual but happy choice, "When We Were Young," showcases the superb flügelhorn of Dmitri Matheny, which enhances four other tracks as well. Eight of the ten selections are ballads and, since Jacintha delivers her message straight and serene, the overall feel is quiet, sultry, and relaxing. After slooow readings of "The Shadow of Your Smile," "Lush Life," and "September Song," Joe LaBarbera's brushes and drum accents on "Harlem Nocturne" provide a welcome texture and pulse. The surprise of the CD is the startlingly original, soaring introduction to the vastly overplayed "Summertime," where Cunliffe's string arrangement evokes both Gershwin and modern French composers. This is excellent late-night listening; the local male vote was "mesmerizing."" AllMusic Review by Judith Schlesinger

"Jacintha has flawless phrasing, her voice so clear and inviting that the listener is part of every image. This is a collection where the sharing of feeling between singer and listeners is very evident, and enjoyable. "Lush Life" is a showcase collection for the vocals of Jacintha. Her version of "Smile" is one of the most beautiful ever recorded, and a gem of a listening experience. Bill Cunliffe's piano stylings are a perfect background for the voice of Jacintha." Lee Prosser, Jazz Review


Ratings :

AllMusic : 4 / 5 , Discogs : 4,37 / 5

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